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Mon 21st April, 2014

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Baker1000 commented on Mario Memories: Basking in the Glow of Super M...:

It was my very first 3D Mario Platformer (after cutting my teeth on the likes of Super Mario Land on GB, whilst Sonic took preference on the home console) and I loved it. It may have been an unexpected direction to give Mario a backpack that allowed him to squirt water in various ways, but its still one of the most inventive platformers from Nintendo. It's always been slated unfairly IMO, because it wasn't Mario 128, and it wasn't the follow up to Mario 64 everyone expected. But just like Wind Waker, they had to take a different approach rather than try to simply recreate Mario 64 on a more powerful machine. It's always been a delightful experience with an awesome soundtrack.



Baker1000 commented on Falco, Mewtwo, Mii Fighters & More amiibo Rele...: have had the Mii, ROB, Duck Hunt and Game & Watch amiibo for pre-order (and those dates) for months. I feel like the period when it's a rush to pre-order or you'll miss out has passed now, at least in the UK. I haven't struggled to find a pre-order stock for the last few waves.



Baker1000 commented on Mega Yarn Yoshi amiibo Stampedes onto Shelves ...:

I kind of feel like this is a step too far, I mean why not release this back when the game was out along with the smaller ones? Feels like a money spinner to me. If I ever see it cheap, as in regular amiibo price, I might think about grabbing it but no way am I paying the price of an actual game for it...especially when I have the smaller one anyway.



Baker1000 commented on New Patent Sparks Talk of Potential NX Details:

If this is true then they seriously need to beef up their storage capabilities. The Wii U was a step in the right direction but still looks old school up against the PS4 and Xbox...even with their last gen iterations. I've thought this might be what we could see for a while though. I'm not entirely for it however. Plus, where would the backwards compatibility come from? Something Nintendo has been proud to offer since the Wii.



Baker1000 commented on Mario History: Super Mario Land - 1989:

The first Mario game I played! Since I was a Sega kid when it came to home consoles, the only Nintendo I played was the Game Boy. This was always a favourite of mine, feverishly trying to get through it in one sitting. I didn't, of course...well, I think I used an unlimited life cheat once and got all the way to final boss, only to lose hopelessly time after time until I had to put it down. It's an awesome game, criminally under appreciated. Playing nowadays on the eShop, I love the references to ancient civilisations that I didn't quite appreciate back then. I wish they would do more of it (running moai statues, anyone?) And of course, I appreciate the title reference used in Super Mario 3D Land.

I never played SML2 or 3 until they came to the eShop, and I can honestly say I found the change in format and style to be disappointing. I don't feel the chunkier, console Mario sprites were a good fit for the Game Boy and the format of collecting 6 coins rather than working your way through different worlds was an unwelcome change. Plus, when losing all those coins upon Game Over and having to fight each boss again was annoying as hell.

As for SML3, well it's basically a Wario Land game, as the title says. I wish they hadn't used the SML title because it's nothing to do with it aside from featuring the previous games villain in the starring role. In the end, I find it a shame they didn't produce another game in the SML series which continued in the same style as the first - a quick pick up and play platformer without any fancy hub worlds just like the original SMB.



Baker1000 commented on Nintendo Not Looking To Churn Out Yearly Seque...:

it's the right approach. FIFA is only as big as it is because of all the football fans out there. The sort of people who literally buy a next gen console to play that, and it's pretty much the sole game they buy every year. The difference between each version is often so negligible that they could release it as an update for 1/4 of the price of the full game, but they know people will pay full price for a new disc.

Who even gets excited for new Call of Duty now? There's so many spinoff titles I forget how many there actually are. You'd do well to note Sonic has had yearly releases for the last 6-7 years, each one always feeling rushed like they didn't have the time to develop it on such a tight deadline. Nintendo has that many franchises, it doesn't need to do yearly releases for any of them. Sadly it neglects a few of the big ones these days (Metroid, Star Fox, F-Zero) but hopefully it's changing.



Baker1000 commented on Dragon Quest XI Is Coming To The Nintendo 3DS ...:

This is great! I wonder if it's availability on NX could hint that the console IS a combination of handheld/home console. I'm not sure if I'll buy on 3DS or NX yet...depends if they have a nice StreetPass feature on it like that which was featured on DQ9 (pre-StreetPass).

Eh, I'm not bothered about DQX now...I doubt it will make it over here, plus I'd rather play a straight RPG than an MMO.



Baker1000 commented on Awesome New Nendoroids are Unveiled at Wonder ...:

Well there goes my cash. They could do so much with Kirby though. The many, many hats he wears for copy abilities...they could even go as far as selling extra parts separately, there's too many to include in the box!

That Link though. 😍



Baker1000 commented on Nintendo Download: 23rd July (Europe):

Can't really see the point in Yoshi Touch & Go getting a new release. It was only ever a glorified tech demo, for when people needed convincing to invest in a DS and see the potential for dual screen, touch screen gaming.



Baker1000 commented on Weirdness: Revenge is a Dish Best Sold on eBay...:

You would have thought the guy would make sure to take his beloved games, if what she says is true.

Could be a case where the guy was kicked out of the house and not allowed all of his possessions back. This has happened to my sister twice in two separate break-ups, one of which was a marriage. If that is the case, it shows what a childish pathetic person she is.



Baker1000 commented on The Man Who Found The SNES PlayStation Thinks ...:

"Looks like a Super Nintendo controller but not really sure, haven't played one in forever"

Dude, it's one of the most iconic controllers of all time!

Why did he wait so long after finding it, is what I'd like to know? Perhaps he never realised it's rarity, I guess. Anyway, cool find, I hope it goes to a good home or a museum.



Baker1000 commented on Nintendo Reportedly Pitched NX To Third Partie...:

I've always thought one of the biggest obstacles the Wii U had to overcome from the start is people not actually knowing it's a new games console. Many of the casual gamers that picked up a Wii, the sort who don't follow gaming that closely (except maybe when the next FIFA or CoD is out) simply didn't know that Nintendo had a new console out. I spoke to people of that kind right after it was out, when it was being shown on TV, and they thought it was just a new controller to use with the Wii. A bit like Sony bringing out a Dual Shock with a big screen in the middle...or what actually happened, them bringing out the PS Move controllers. Many of the people who made the Wii a success, didn't get the memo that said there's a new console to invest your money in.



Baker1000 commented on Nintendo Says That Star Fox Zero's Gyro Contro...:

This is good news. Gyro controls can be fun, but require recalibrating far too often to be a beneficial control method. Something like the Ocarina/Majora's Mask way of doing things where it's only for specific moments is all you need.



Baker1000 commented on Editorial: Nintendo's Approach to amiibo is In...:

@ericwithcheese2 I don't know about that...the first wave was fairly easy to get hold of. I only ordered a few and left my decision until a month before release, and they arrived on time with no issues. After that, everyone seemed to go mad for them and you couldn't wait more than a day after pre-orders went up to place one, or risk missing out.



Baker1000 commented on Feature: Five Key Moments from Nintendo's E3:

If they had put all of the DLC announcements (in a short presentation) within the Digital Event, it would have been better received. At least initially. You have to give them credit for choosing not to inflate an otherwise low-key presentation with Smash Bros content and announce it all before E3 began. It should also be noted they announced Earthbound Beginnings completely out of the blue before the NWC when they could have held it back for the Digital Event.

I have to say though a lot of the new spin-offs they announced (Metroid, Zelda, AC) feel like the sort of thing they could put on mobile rather than 3DS. I hope they're rather deeper than that though. Overall, although the main bulk of the event was underwhelming, it was still a good (not amazing) E3 for Nintendo. I saw enough to be excited about, if not totally blown away by.